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  • Carrollton man arrested on sexual-related charges involving a juvenile

    Carrollton Police arrested a Carrollton man Friday, June 1 for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in his neighborhood.

    Mark Anthony Weber, 24, of 1204 Sixth St. was charged with first- degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree burglary, all class B felony charges punishable by between 10-20 years in prison and a fine of between $1,000-$10,000.

    Police Chief Mike Willhoite said the incident allegedly occurred at 5:30 a.m. Friday, and Carrollton Police were notified at 6:45 a.m.

  • Fourth Street building razed to make way for parking lot

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News Democrat Intern

    The middle school is about to get its own parking lot.

    The Carroll County Board of Education recently purchased the property on the corner of Fourth Street and Seminary Street for $130,000. The .646 acre property was formerly owned by James Vannarsdall.

  • Leeper, Raisor to leave principal posts

    Two Carroll County principals have stepped down from their posts.

    Carroll County High School Principal John Leeper has accepted the principal job for Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County. Carroll County Area Technology Center Principal Crystal Raisor will be teaching at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center next school year.

    “It was a difficult decision, but one that will allow me to be closer to my children during the school day,” Leeper said.

  • Council eyes discount rates, may consider long-term stays

    The Two Rivers Campground could soon be giving a discount to select individuals and offering a weekly flat fee for up to a 15-day stay.

  • Extension 4-H post wins funds from court

    A 4-H Extension agent could be on the job in Carroll County in time for the start of the 2012-13 school year.

    That’s because Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $10.84 million budget Friday with stop-gap funding for the position. The spending plan, which includes $46,350 for the Extension post, won approval with little discussion by magistrates.

  • Session offers info on $25,000 business grant

    Downtown Carrollton business owners and entrepreneurs take note: City government is offering funds to help improve or start-up businesses in the historic district. This is the area bounded on the north by the Ohio River, on the west by the Kentucky River, on the east by the west side of Seventh Street and on the south by the north side of Sycamore Street.

  • Congratulations, Class of 2012!
  • ‘Puppets for Jesus’ gives message, music for youth

    By SARAH BEACH

    News-Democrat Intern

    First Apostolic Church in Carrollton has only one child who regularly attends. Life-long member Jim Foster is hoping that his puppet show will change that.

    “Puppets for Jesus” will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the First Apostolic Church on Third Street in Carrollton.

    The show is free to the public and features colorful puppets, flashing lights and up-beat songs.

  • About 9 percent voted in primary election

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Election day is a breeze in Carroll County. 

    For the Democratic Presidential primary, Barack Obama received 258 votes, or 54.43 percent, with the remaining 216, or 45.57 percent voting uncomitted.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - May 30, 2012

    County to seek $275,000 business expansion grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a resolution allowing Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign documents as the county seeks a $275,000 Community Development Block Grant. The funds would be used as a loan to pay for a rail spur for the expansion of DRC Industries in the former Parthenon property.